Perspectives in Regional Geological Synthesis
Prepared at the outset of the Decade of North American Geology (DNAG) project, this volume contains the preview statements and/or annotated outlines describing the organization of geological information for the volumes of regional geology in the Geology of North America, which was published as part of the DNAG project.
The Caribbean Region
Published:January 01, 1982
The Caribbean region has been an attractive area of the world since Columbus rediscovered it in 1492. In colonial times the Caribbean was an area of settlement, economic exploitation, and intense competition between the powerful nations of Spain, England, France, and Holland. Geological interest in the region, in a sense, started with the search for gold, silver, and precious stones, and the quest for the sources of the El Dorado legend. Many accounts of exploration during the conquest not only mention fabulous mines but also describe volcanoes, thermal springs, and the effects of earthquakes. It was only natural that...